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Rudy Revisited: Has Trump’s TV brawler 'lost it'?

Rudy Revisited: Has Trump’s TV brawler 'lost it'?

05/22/18 07:51PM

In a special report, Ari Melber examines the arc of Rudy Giuliani’s career –from combative prosecutor and mayor to defending Donald Trump. An expert panel joins the show, including former Executive Editor of the New York Times, Howell Raines; Democratic candidate who ran against Giuliani for Mayor, Mark Green; Center for Constitutional Rights’... watch

Donald Trump's '2 phones' problem

Donald Trump's '2 phones' problem

05/22/18 07:49PM

Politico reports Trump has resisted security measures on his phones, finding them "too inconvenient". Security experts say Trump is vulnerable to hacking with his iPhones for tweets and calls. Ari melber cites rapper Kevin Gates’ "2 phones" song to discuss how multiple phones can be used as a precaution but also pose risks of... watch

Fmr. DOJ official: Trump trying to 'swamp' the Justice Dept.

Fmr. DOJ official: Trump trying to 'swamp' the Justice Dept.

05/22/18 07:47PM

Rod Rosenstein appears to acquiesce to Trump’s demand for an investigation into the FBI possibly infiltrating the Trump campaign, by asking the Justice Department’s Inspector General to review the claims. NYU law professor Rebecca Roife tells Ari Melber that these concessions to Trump allow Rosenstein to “put his body between” Trump and the... watch

Michael Avenatti: Michael Cohen about to be 'in a world of hurt'

Michael Avenatti: Michael Cohen about to be 'in a world of hurt'

05/22/18 07:46PM

Michael Cohen’s business partner Evgeny A. Freidman has reportedly flipped, agreeing to cooperate with state and federal prosecutors. Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti tells Ari Melber he believes other people will also flip on Michael Cohen and the pressure will lead to Cohen eventually turning on Trump. Avenatti also responds to critics... watch

Michael Cohen's  business associate agrees to cooperate in state or federal probes

Michael Cohen's business associate agrees to cooperate in...

05/22/18 06:20PM

Evgeny Freidman, plead guilty to a low level felony tax evasion charge and has agreed to cooperate in state and federal investigations, according to a person with direct knowledge of the proceedings. The plea could increase pressure on Cohen to cooperate with the Mueller investigation. Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, joins The... watch

Fmr. GOP Rep presents the case for Trump committing treason

Fmr. GOP Rep presents the case for Trump committing treason

05/21/18 07:53PM

Former Republican Congressman Tom Coleman argues Donald Trump may have committed treason through his “actions and comments” regarding Russian attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, while GOP Political consultant and co-chair of a pro-Trump super pac, Eric Beach, argues the United States is “not at war with Russia” and therefore... watch

Rep. Nadler: Trump trying to “find an excuse” to fire Rosenstein

Rep. Nadler: Trump trying to “find an excuse” to fire Rosenstein

05/21/18 07:52PM

Trump meets with Rod Rosenstein, Mueller’s boss, one day after demanding a new DOJ probe into whether the FBI infiltrated the Trump campaign with no evidence. Congressman Jerry Nadler tells Ari Melber Trump has “no business telling the Justice Department who to investigate” and former House GOP Counsel asks the congressman what elected... watch

Fugees Pras: Trump is an opportunist

Fugees Pras: Trump is an opportunist

05/18/18 07:38PM

Founding member of Fugees Pras, co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead and blogger Xilla Valentine join The Beat to discuss the latest school shooting in Texas. Pras notes that Americans have become “desensitized” to gun violence, while Lizz slams a Georgia school board voting to arm teachers when teachers aren’t armed with resources to ... watch

Trump guts Planned Parenthood with new abortion rule

Trump guts Planned Parenthood with new abortion rule

05/18/18 07:37PM

The Trump administration slashes $260 million dollars in funding for reproductive rights organizations, including Planned Parenthood. Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis joins Ari Melber to discuss the effect that reduced funding has had in her state, including the closures of more than 80 clinics, none of which even provided abortion services. watch

Mueller circling Roger Stone with new Russia probe subpoena

Mueller circling Roger Stone with new Russia probe subpoena

05/18/18 07:35PM

Mueller has subpoenaed another aide of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, according to Reuters. The Wall Street Journal’s Shelby Holliday reveals she spoke with Stone’ attorney and he confirmed Roger Stone has not been contacted by Mueller’s investigators himself, suggesting “he might be a subject or even a target” of the Russia probe. watch

Katyal: Trump’s “low bar” is a “get out of jail free” card

Katyal: Trump’s “low bar” is a “get out of jail free” card

05/17/18 08:07PM

Former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who wrote the Special Counsel rules that Mueller is following, tells Ari Melber that Mueller can ask Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to act outside DOJ guidelines to indict a sitting President. NYU’s Dr. Christina Greer and Trump campaign adviser Madison Gesiotto debate the political context of... watch

Rep. Castro: Trump immigration policies are “draconian and cruel”

Rep. Castro: Trump immigration policies are “draconian and cruel”

05/17/18 08:06PM

The White House defends Trump’s comments saying some undocumented immigrants are “animals”, claiming he was specifically referring to the gang MS-13. Rep. Joaquin Castro tells Ari Melber that under the Trump administration, some people are considered gang members just for having a tattoo and notes that beyond using “dehumanizing language” Trump... watch

Trump aide's suspicious meeting triggered 'Crossfire hurricane'

Trump aide's suspicious meeting triggered 'Crossfire hurricane'

05/16/18 07:48PM

NY Times reporting reveals a suspicious meeting between a foreign diplomat and guilty fmr. Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos triggered the FBI’s Russia probe, which was named “crossfire hurricane” after a Rolling Stones lyric. Former Ambassador to Russia McFaul and terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance join The Beat. watch

Key points in Donald Trump Jr. Trump Tower transcript don’t add up

Key points in Donald Trump Jr. Trump Tower transcript don’t...

05/16/18 07:45PM

Newly released transcripts from Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal he told the committee he “can’t recall” discussing the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with his father and has “no idea” why Trump said he would give a speech about dirt on Hillary Clinton hours after the meeting was confirmed. Former Federal... watch

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 Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber provides in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest news stories.